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Government out to appease locals over migrants
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Government out to appease locals over migrants

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

With patience running thin among local communities and migrants at overcrowded camps across the eastern Aegean, government officials said that the best solution would be to speed…

Gov’t mulls transfer of migrants after Erdogan threats to unleash exodus
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Gov’t mulls transfer of migrants after Erdogan threats to unleash exodus

Sokratis - Nov 26, 2016

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday stressed the importance of keeping alive an agreement between Ankara and the European Union to crack down on human…

Chios refugee center burned in riot
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Chios refugee center burned in riot

chris1 - Oct 09, 2016

Authorities on the eastern Aegean island of Chios were working on Saturday to repair the damage wreaked to a refugee reception center after frustrated youths set fire…

Minister admits gov’t struggling to tackle migration
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Minister admits gov’t struggling to tackle migration

Sokratis - Oct 01, 2016

Greek authorities face a range of problems in dealing with the refugee crisis, Immigration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas admitted in comments to Parliament on Friday while calling…

Minister admits gov’t struggling to tackle migration
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Minister admits gov’t struggling to tackle migration

makis - Sep 30, 2016

Greek authorities face a range of problems in dealing with the refugee crisis, Immigration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas admitted in comments to Parliament on Friday while calling…

Refugee crisis topping premier’s list of concerns
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Refugee crisis topping premier’s list of concerns

chris1 - Sep 11, 2016

Topping the list of concerns of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in recent days and weeks, according to sources close to the premier, is the refugee crisis as…

UN: Greece must shield refugees from winter, crime
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UN: Greece must shield refugees from winter, crime

Panos - Aug 26, 2016

Greece must step up efforts to protect thousands of refugees and migrants from the coming winter and boost security in its camps, the UN's top refugee official…

Most migrant centers to be replaced
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Most migrant centers to be replaced

chris1 - Jul 17, 2016

Three quarters of the country’s migrant reception centers are to close by September, according to government plans. The second phase of a government scheme to deal with…

Up to 35,000 migrants to be relocated over two years
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Up to 35,000 migrants to be relocated over two years

chris1 - Jun 26, 2016

Of the 49,000 migrants and refugees currently stranded in camps around the Greek mainland, up to 35,000 are expected to resettle in other European states over the…

Project underway to pre-register thousands of stranded refugees, many with expired documents
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Project underway to pre-register thousands of stranded refugees, many with expired documents

chris1 - Jun 12, 2016

With estimates suggesting that it will take at least a year before tens of thousands of refugees and migrants stranded on the Greek mainland have submitted their…

Migration crisis offsets benefit from Greece being a safe destination
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Migration crisis offsets benefit from Greece being a safe destination

makis - Apr 21, 2016

The perception of Greece as a tourism destination is deteriorating in the British, German and American markets as a result of the refugee and migration crisis, an…

Greek government braces for refugee violence in wake of implementing relocation deal
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Greek government braces for refugee violence in wake of implementing relocation deal

chris1 - Apr 03, 2016

Migration spokesperson for the leftist SYRIZA led government Giorgos Kyritsis said the country was bracing itself for riots by refugees ahead of the implementation of the agreement…

Turkey preparing for up to 500 migrants from Greece Monday, says minister
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Turkey preparing for up to 500 migrants from Greece Monday, says minister

chris1 - Apr 03, 2016

Turkey has prepared to take in up to 500 migrants from Greece on Monday under a plan agreed with the EU to reduce the flow of illegal…

Borders will not close, insists Tsipras after talks
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Borders will not close, insists Tsipras after talks

Sokratis - Feb 20, 2016

The threat of Greece being excluded from the European Union’s passport-free Schengen area has disappeared, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras argued on Saturday after the conclusion of a…

EU migration commissioner plays down threat of Schengen exit
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EU migration commissioner plays down threat of Schengen exit

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Friday that there is no possibility of any country being forced out of the Schengen area and declared himself confident…

EU migration commissioner warns against Schengen ouster talk
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EU migration commissioner warns against Schengen ouster talk

chris1 - Jan 24, 2016

The European Union’s commissioner for migration policy, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on Sunday warned against recent suggestions that Greece may be expelled from the Schengen Area if it fails…

German finance minister critical of Greece over refugee policy
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German finance minister critical of Greece over refugee policy

chris1 - Dec 27, 2015

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble criticized Greece on Sunday over the way it deals with refugees, saying Athens has ignored for years the European Union’s Dublin rules…

Juncker stakes leadership on Schengen, new EU border controls
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Juncker stakes leadership on Schengen, new EU border controls

ilias1 - Dec 16, 2015

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday staked his leadership on preserving the EU's passport-free Schengen zone, saying member states had to adopt controversial plans for a…

Argentina arrests Syrians traveling on false Greek passports
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Argentina arrests Syrians traveling on false Greek passports

chris1 - Dec 06, 2015

TAGS: Migration Authorities in Argentina arrested six Syrians who flew into the South American country on false Greek passports, a spokesman for the federal police told Reuters…

Greece stresses its role before refugee summit
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Greece stresses its role before refugee summit

Sokratis - Nov 28, 2015

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday emphasized Greece’s decisive role in managing a refugee crisis, declaring that the country is “guarding the European Union’s borders.” Tsipras’s comments,…